Radio & Television News Directors Foundation Scholarship

  • Scholarship Intent: All scholarships are open to enrolled students (freshmen excluded) who are pursuing careers in radio and television news.
  • Criteria:
    1) Scholarships are open to undergraduate students pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism.
    2) Winners must be officially enrolled, full-time sophomores, juniors or seniors in good standing when scholarships are awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year.
    3) Students may apply for only one RTDNF scholarship, and past RTDNF scholarship winners are not eligible.
    4) Complete the online application form, including: Contact information, Experience, URL links to 3-5 work samples. Work samples should be broadcast (television/radio) or online news pieces. Work samples should be uploaded to a host site like YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, etc.
    5) Upload the supplemental materials: Cover letter, Discuss your current and past journalism experience, Describe how you intend to use the funds, Discuss your choice to pursue a career in journalism, Addressed to RTDNF Scholarship Committee.
    6) Current resume.
    7) Letter of recommendation from a professor, advisor, or supervisor addressed to RTDNF Scholarship Committee.
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Sophomore/Junior/Senior; Grad: Any
  • Enrollment Status: Entering and Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: FULL-TIME; Grad: N/A
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: N/A; Grad GPA: N/A
  • Contact Person: Karen Hansen
  • Contact Person title: Programs, Awards & Membership Manager
  • Street Address: 529 14th Street NW, Suite 1240 Washington, D.C. 20045
  • Phone Number: (202)725-8318
  • Extension:
  • Email:
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Deadline: varies

Up to $10,000